2023 Report of the Chair of the UN Sustainable Development group on the Development Coordination Office and the Resident Coordinator system
2030 Agenda and the SDGs
This report is prepared in compliance with General Assembly resolution 72/279. It details the 2022 returns from investments in strengthening development coordination through the Resident Coordinator (RC) system, with focus on leadership, impartiality, accountability, and enabling stronger, more coherent and effective UN development system support to countries in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The robust picture of development coordination results in the report is grounded on evidence gathered through DESA surveys of host country Governments, contributing countries, UNCT members and UN development system entities’ headquarters, as well as independent evaluations and the UN INFO platform.
It includes, for the first time, reporting against the revised multi- annual RC system Results Framework, in compliance with A/RES/76/4 and E/RES/2022/25.
Five years into the reforms of the development system, the report also reflects on the challenges faced by the RC system in delivering results consistently and sustainably. In this regard, the report highlights the growing impacts of the persistent funding gap.